Christmas comes but once a year. Also once a year? Model Christmas, also known as the annual
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In anticipation of this year's show, following casting calls this week models are starting to announce that they will be walking for the iconic lingerie brand. We don't know yet who will get the coveted Wings or wear the $2 million Fantasy Bra (it's tradition, okay?), but the lineup is starting to come together. See below for the names of the models who have confirmed so far.
First and foremost,
: Winnie Harlow is finally getting her shot
Kelsey Merritt will become the first Filipina model to walk in a Victoria's Secret show, according to . NextShark Sadie Newman will also be walking in the show for the first time:
Alannah Walton is "living the dream", too: Sabah (not Subah, peep the Instagram bio) Koj: Georgia Fowler will return for a third show (FYI, if you're wondering why all of these posts are with similar street style pics, they're from the models entering and exiting the casting callbacks on September 5):
Herieth Paul, also in her third year:
Estelle Chen, back for her second show: Devon Windsor, who has even worn wings, will return to the stage: Maia Cotton, meanwhile, is thrilled to be making her VSFS debut: Story continues
Just like the super-excited
Lorena Rae: Iesha Hodges even popped champagne to celebrate:
After going to castings four years in a row, **Melie Tiacoh'**s hard work paid off, and she made it in:
The dream also came true for
Isilda Moreira: Sofie Rovenstein was downright overwhelmed: Gizele Oliveira thanked her supporters and helpers: Barbara Fialho must like working with Victoria's Secret quite a bit, because she will be back for her seventh show: Nadine Leopold is returning, too: Frida Aasen is coming back for her second show, which she called the "best surprise":
Here's a heartwarming tale for you:
daughter of baseball legend Jose Canseco, tried out for the show last year but didn't make it past the callback. In August, she posted to Instagram, " :( NEXT TIME. I WONT LET YOU GUYS DOWN." And she was right! She made it this year: Josie Canseco,
Toni Garrn will wear the wings once more:
Cindy Bruna, too:
They'll be joined by an over-the-moon
Mayowa Nicholas: Barbara Palvin got so excited she literally shot off a rocket:
Alexina Graham was appropriately fired up:
Despite her pout (she is a model, after all),
Yasmin Wijnaldum claims excitement: Shanina Shaik found out while she was in four hours' worth of makeup so she couldn't cry, but she did celebrate: Alanna Arrington celebrated her third year with VS by posting adorable throwbacks to a very early photoshoot:
Leomie Anderson had a picture of herself on the VS runway ready to go: Zuri Tibby even had two:
Megan Williams was more reflective: Cheyenne Maya Carty was rendered speechless: Lameka Fox should get extra points for working the company logo into her announcement post:
Myrthe Bolt got creative, too:
Grace Bol kept it chill and humble:
Though they haven't confirmed via social media, this
incredibly helpful thread also lists Grace Elizabeth, Aiden Curtiss, and Sui He as Victoria's Secret Fashion Show participants. Related: Winnie Harlow Will Finally Walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and Couldn't Be Happier About It See the video. Presenting 18 Moms Who Happen to Be Supermodels Behati Prinsloo
with her daughter Gio Grace Levine, who was born this February, with her daughter Dusty Rose Levine, who was born in the fall of 2016. As she
on International Women's Day: "Bringing two girls into this world has been my greatest achievement."
Photo by Jerome Duran, courtesy of @behatiprinsloo
Married to the actor Archie Drury,
has two sons, Tobin Jack and Noah Lee, whom she gave birth to a few years after being named one of the highest-earning models in the world.
Courtesy of @karolinakurkova Coco Rocha
and her husband James Conron not only have two children—a daughter named Ioni and a newborn son named Iver—but also additional Instagrams to manage, as they've already created accounts
of their children.
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In September of 2017,
suddenly revealed that she was
pregnant. Her baby made her social media debut in December, when Stam was 31, and recently appeared in Stam's own old baby dress.
Courtesy of @jessicastamofficial
In the year 2009, the power couple that is
not only had two weddings, but also a son named Benjamin. Three years later, their daughter Vivian Lake joined the family, which has been making headlines for its
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Just 10 weeks after she gave birth to her son Riley, when she was 19,
was already back on the runway. These days, he's even starring
Courtesy of @officialjdunn Natasha Poly
gave birth to her daughter Aleksandra Christina two years after she married the Dutch businessman Peter Bakker, in a ceremony that lasted three days in Saint-Tropez.
Sean Thomas for Self Service, courtesy of @natashapoly
Married to the Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill,
gave birth to her daughter, Dixie Pearl, in 2012, and has of course gone straight back to modeling in the years since.
Courtesy of @lilyaldridge Arizona Muse
and her son Nikko, who pretty immediately started joining her in photo shoots after she had him right at the start of her twenties.
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After going off the map for a bit since gaining a cult following in the 2000s,
returned to the runway in 2014—by opening for Prada, no less—less than a year after she gave birth to her daughter. (She and her partner David Letts now also have a son, as of early 2017.)
Courtesy of @gem.gems Doutzen Kroes
, who's married to the Dutch DJ Sunnery James Gorré, has two children: a son named Phyllon Joy, and a daughter named Myllena Mae, both of whom were born in Amsterdam.
Photo by Jerome Duran, courtesy of @doutzen Like
, who had her son Anacã in 2016, has made a point to work with international maternity care charities. These days, she's back to pregnancy, as evidenced most recently by a very pregnant, very nude
Courtesy of @angelcandices Natalia Vodianova
and Antoine Arnault's duplex
in Paris is predictably over-the-top, though the two definitely do have a need for space: It's also home of
their five children
, who range in age from toddlers to teens.
Photo by Patrick Demarchelier for W, styled by Jenke Ahmed Tailly
after a decade-long engagement earlier this year,
and her fiancé had two children: Anja Louise and Noah Phoenix. (She walked the runway of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show just three months after giving birth to the former, and wore the heaviest wings ever made for the show while pregnant with the latter.)
Courtesy of @alessandraambrosio Sasha Pivovarova
gave birth to her daughter Mia Isis with her husband Igor Vishnyakov, a photographer who took the photos of Pivovarova that began her modeling career, in May 2012—and of course went on to star in no less than five campaigns (including two for Prada) the next year.
Courtesy of @sashapivovarovareal Courtesy of @rosiehw Chrissy Teigen
's daughter Luna has been omnipresent on Teigen's Instagram grid pretty much ever since she was born in 2016. The same will no doubt be true for the son whom Teigen's currently pregnant with.
Courtesy of @chrissyteigen
As of just this month,
has two sons: Flynn Christopher, with her ex Orlanda Bloom, and the newborn (
and future Snapchat heir
) Hart, with her current husband Evan Spiegel.
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